English and Dutch Forts, Accra, Gold Coast, 1727

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Image Reference

William Smith, Thirty Different Drafts of Guinea (London, 1727), plate 25.

Title, "The North Prospect of the English and Dutch Forts at Accra, 1727." The caption describes geographical features of the forts and their location, food provisions available in the area, and notes "there are also Negroe towns belonging to each of them" (shown in illustration), and the "trade of this country . . .is mostly in slaves and gold." Smith made this survey for the Royal African Company.